Monday, December 31, 2007

Plum Island in winter
Happy New Year to all , and thank you for visiting my blog, I am looking forward a wonderful new year with lots of new paintings and ideas ,I hope to find more collectors of my work , don't be afraid to ask questions and don't forget ,I do commissions .
This painting is of a lovely island off the Massachusetts coast.
5x7 pastel framed $100.00. email me

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Red colonial
We had a wonderful family day today , we took a ride in a horse drawn sleight ride trough the woods in a small town in NH , I really wanted to paint the scene , but we were 11 people in this ride ,our kids and grand kids , but I will make a trip back to capture the woods and the snow . actually it is snowing again tonight.
this is a 6x6 oil painting on canvas $ 100.00.
Email me

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Lonely house #2

My series of lonely houses, Maine has many of these houses , just waiting for people to take care of them ,for me who like architecture, I am in heaven in my Summer travel of plein air painting ,they are posing for me , my friends also looks for them and say , did you see that house ? it's a Nita house.
so here is another one looking for a home. 16x20 oil
email me

Thursday, December 27, 2007

B&B by the Sea This is a house I have come across in my travels in Maine , loved the architecture but not the sitting , I have taking artistic licence and gave it a mood and left a lot of the landscape , just kept it simple .I did a series of these old house , and still have a few and would love to find a home for them .so please email me
20x24 oil on canvas $1600 with a beautiful plein air gold frame,
all work is originals and copyrighted

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

House portrait

Having my grand children home for the holidays , not much time to paint , I will use this time to post commission houses from the past , this was a lovely home to work on ,the owners were very pleased to take the memories with them to their next house.
Watercolor 16x20 sold
email me for info

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

I am old, but strong!

It was a beautiful day in this part of the country today , hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I took the day off from painting today.
I am posting a house that I have done before and use as an example , I love architecture !
These old New England oldies are my specialty, I have done many historical houses buildings and churches, if you are looking to keep your house as a keepsake to be passed on to the next generation , email me for more details

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas eve
Merry Christmas to everyone who reads my blog , and thank you for visiting!

this painting is a miniature , sold.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Snow Woman In this busy season , I am only able to paint miniatures in between commission work, and shoveling the snow off the roof ,baking cookies and more.....

So here it is a miniature snow woman 2,5x3,5 oil on paper

Friday, December 21, 2007

Winter apple trees
Winter today! but we already had five storms. I am exhausted from shoveling ,one thing the landscape looks like a picture post card.
We live close to some apple orchard, so here they are
original Watercolor 4x5 mated with an acid free mat 9x10
special today, $45.00, email me

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Pepperell River road

We are in deep snow right now and it keeps on coming ,it makes the town look very pretty , I am the only one who thinks this way like most artist we see beauty in everything .
6x12 oil on canvas. email

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

1885 Gingerbread House in Pepperell, Massachusetts Studio is in the small wing of the house, this is what the landscapes looks like now at O degree.
Happy holidays to all the visitors and Thank you for looking!
Welcome to
The Gingerbread Art Studio/Gallery

I work from this table when not at my easel, my easel goes with me most of the time for on location paintings. My small daily paintings are all over the place ,looking for a home , Please take me home!
My dog Clancy watching for possible costumers, he is my mascot in the studio , also have a cat molly .
I have been at this location since 1984 , in Beautiful Pepperell, Massachusetts
stop by and visit sometimes.
Winter Street in New England
A typical street of New England today, today's temperature is -5 and too cold for kids to be out,
I had done this scene years ago , and decided to do it again but better.
8x10 acrylic on board
email me if interested

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Snow man with red scarf
I drive around town sometimes just to find cute snowman , I took the photo last week of this one from our last storm , Well today , we have a real storm going on all day ,we are snowed in!
but that is New England for you , so for all the people who live where it is warm , here is a snow man and enjoy it !
Miniature 2,5x3,5 acrylic on paper

Friday, December 14, 2007

The Christmas door, copyrighted 2007

I finely got in the Christmas mood , or the winter mood , because I love to paint snow . After I cleaned and shoveled the driveway , I took a ride around town just to look at the beautiful snow scenes ,decorated doors , snow men's and the natural beauty of the snow everywhere , the way it cover everything in a white blanket. I will have the chance to really paint the stuff , we are getting another storm tomorrow night.
8x10 original watercolor , this porch is two doors down from my house,
email me if interested

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Christmas Gazebo , copyrighted 2007

What a day today ! snow and more snow, my poor husband who had to go in Boston , it took him four hours to get home ,of the regular one hour trip. I painted all day , it kept me at my easel ,
with occasionally opening the door for my dog who loves the snow.
original Watercolor 8x10 email me if interested

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Cat at the door, copyrighted 2007

Christmas lunch today, for the Breakfast Club, we are a group of artists who meet every Wednesday to share art adventures, dilemmas, successes ,critique, just about anything to do with art, we have been doing it for almost 20 years .We come from all around the Nashua ,NH area , I myself live in Massachusetts only 10 miles from Nashua we meet at Borders book store every week at 10 AM , any local artist is welcome.
I am posting some of my cards a la carte designs , this is the back door of one of my neighbor's house, when this kitty was waiting at the door one day on my morning walk I couldn't resist to make this painting. This is an original watercolor 8x10 email me if you are interested

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The decorated Porch, copyrighted 2007

Christmas is just around the corner, everybody is decorating their house ,it is a pretty time of the year ,I love all the houses at night with the candles in the windows, i want to do the house across the street, but too tired tonight, maybe tomorrow. this one was fun to do also.

This is a watercolor 8x10 mated to a 11x14 $ 100.00 email me if interested, this design is original and copyrighted .

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Winter magic

A day to stay home today! with The icy weather outside it was a perfect day to catch up on things, when you are away from the studio for a couple days things add up , now applications for shows and competitions are coming in for next year.
This is a large watercolor , when I painted this painting , it was all about the beautiful shadows going across the driveway of this beautiful old New England farm house.
22x28 watercolor , if interested please email me ,
copyrighted design , original painting

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Moon over water
Just finish a a two day show in Nashua , many people came strolling to the gallery in the old mill, all in The Christmas spirit . My friend Marilene Sawaf and a team of Artisans have done a lot of work for this show , they deserve an A+.
I am posting another miniature today , I only have time for small paintings right now, I can't wait to paint larger but the way it is going it will be after the Holidays .
This is a 2,5x3,5 oil on paper. sold

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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Winter by the sea

Cold ,cold,and cold. Getting ready for an Artisans fair in Nashua at Gallery one.
This is a miniature of a Victorian house from my travels in Maine.
2,5x3,5 oil on watercolor paper, sold

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Jake and his barn, copyrighted 2007
The busy schedule of the holidays has started, and somehow not ready yet! I have one more show this week end Saturday and Sunday at Gallery one in Nashua, if you are in the area stop by, many artists will be there , paintings, jewelery , pottery etc...
here is an oil of Jake , the barn in the background is where he sleeps, and in view of my studio.
8x8 oil on canvas, email me

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Sunrise over PepperellIt was too icy to walk early this morning ,but I looked out the window and I had a nice sunrise in front of me , so I took the pastels and did this before the coffee was made. My dog Clancy was not too happy but we did walk later. The chickens have been coop up the last two days , so I am taking a break with them .
This is a miniature 2x3 pastel framed and a small easel , comes in a gift box. $ 99.00
email me if you are interested

Monday, December 03, 2007

Pierre on railing , copyrighted 2007
I worked on Pierre today and brought back lots of memory of him , he would go on every decoration I would put in around the yard , he loved to model , I think he knew I would come with the camera to snap a shot ., if the door was open he would come right in like he owned the place , I will post a photo , so you can see him in my studio.
this is an original watercolor 7x10 , and it is for sale , $99.00
I have printed greeting cards , and are available on my
other blog

this painting is original and copyrighted.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Jake , copyrighted 2007
Our first snow is coming down , winter is here for sure, today my chickens had their last day walking the yard , they will definitely be cooped up for a few days. I winterised the coop so they will be fine!
This is Red part of the band of Brothers I watched him as a brand new little chick a few hours old , they all have matured into beautiful birds , not mean yet! next year will be another story.
5x7 watercolor , email me if you are interested in a rooster portrait of your own birds.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Henry ,copyrighted 2007

One more big guy , this one is from Maine where I go paint every summer . Every rooster that i paint ,I have a connection with them ,this one lived in this beautiful farm with about 25 hens , a beautiful bird he was! until a fox came during the night in the coop , poor Henry took a real beating from this fox ,but managed to save many of the hens and save himself , his owner really respected him after this ordeal , a Rooster will fight to no end to save his girls!
7x10 watercolor, email

Thursday, November 29, 2007

From the Band of brothers

This one is from the band of brothers ,like seven of them , having a field day with digging for worms.
Going to an opening of a miniature show at the Francesca Anderson art gallery in Lexington, always looking forward this event every year, many of my friends are in the show, where most miniatures are up there in the prices , if you are a collector take advantage of all the wonderful art work at daily painters because you are getting a bargain!
watercolor 5x7 email

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


This was my first rooster ,I raised him from a two days old chick , not knowing he was going to be a rooster , it was supposed to be four hens, he was the cutest little thing .It was a great summer to see them matured into there own , I would paint on my picnic table and they would walk all over my paintings, they would come in the studio with the cat and the dog . By fall he had matured to a beautiful rooster and he knew it! We used to have little fights together but I still loved him as a pet. In his third winter he caught the flu and I couldn't save him , it was sad to see him go. OK , by now if you read this ,you must think I am crazy ! but i do love all animals.
watercolor 6x8 email me if interested

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


I am on a roll with my series of roosters , well this is George ,I bought him a year and half ago at the farmer's market , the local science teacher was selling him , he had been hatch in the class room as a project , he is very handsome ,has developed an attitude ! the first six months I could hold him fine , but not now , he rules the yard and my dog Clancy , I have some clips on the camera I would love to put on You tube when he chases the dog. I don't have to worried he keeps watch on the house , all roosters seems to be this way, my last one Pierre was even worst.
Watercolor 5x7 mated 8x10 $100.00 ,email me if interested
all my work is originals and copyrigted

Monday, November 26, 2007

The red Baron #3

Many roosters have been painted, in the past and I have held back my wanting to paint them because so many people do them , but right now I am surrounded by them , I have three chickens myself, of one being a rooster George , and my next door neighbors has four hens and one rooster , this summer two of the hens had baby chicks , 7 roosters and three hens , all look like this one, they walk in my yard all day by my window, along with mine , they are adorable , not fighting yet!
but my neighbor says, some of them have to go soon , I better hurry up and paint them , so this is the week to paint my little friends,this one is the top dog of the bunch ,he is called the red baron .
8x10 watercolor for more info email me

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Rooster #2

Yesterday we attended the most beautiful wedding at the Boston Cathedral I posted few days ago, it was my wedding present to the bride and groom, all the guests signed on the mat arround the pen & ink, it makes a nice memento for them.
Here is my # 2 rooster, another rooster from my Maine travels
8x10 watercolor, $ 100.00 , email me if interested
all my work is original and copyrigted

Friday, November 23, 2007

Tide sold Just came back from the pond , where we had a wonderful thanksgiving dinner with the family.
The weather was a bit wintry , but was very nice today but cold. The last few days I have been working on a series of roosters in watercolor, I love these guys even with the attitude they have , my own rooster George is a character, right now he is keeping my dog Clancy in line most days.
I will post him in a few days .The one I posted today Tide was at the farm in Maine where I paint in the summer.
6x8 watercolor

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving to all Will be busy with the family the next couple days, celebrating our thanksgiving in the woods of Maine where the wild turkeys run wild .
I took a picture of these guys at a farm in Maryland few years ago , figuring I would paint them, today was the day! thinking it would make a nice thanksgiving greeting to all,
miniature 2,5x3,5 acrylic
any interest to this miniature , email me

Monday, November 19, 2007

Pepperell Lawrence Library , copyrighted 2007
I am posting another pen & ink of the library in my home town ,only few doors down from my house,it's a beautiful architecture, it was also a fun project to work on , I do love challenges, it was given to someone who worked there for many years ,
only prints are available if you contact me directly,
The original is sold. , india ink 16x20

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Boston Cathedral of the Holy Cross , copyrighted 2007

This is the pen and ink drawing I have been working on . I used to do a lot of them in the past ,mostly black and white , this one was done with brown ink, it give it an antique look.
Before the days of computers and color , all my commissions work was done in Pen& ink ,
I still like them a lot, but my eyes don't! too many fine details .
this is not for sale , just wanted to share my work .

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Lubec Village

We are getting close to the holidays when ,you see every town with a church craft fair ,open house , opening of shows , holiday tours etc... . I spend my day going to all of them , maybe to get myself in the holiday spirit or just to support my friends, it was a nice day!
I didn't get any painting done , but sometime you have to take a day off.
this post is of a larger painting of a village I paint in the summer , I have painted this scene on location and then change colors & seasons , it is of a typical New England scene using artistic licence.
16x20 oil on canvas , framed with a nice gold framed $ 1200.00
all my work is original and copyrighted.
email me if interested

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Red boat on stream

Today they are announcing some snow for tomorrow , the winter is really around the corner !
I have been working on a large Pen & ink , today I finished it and I am pleased with it , I will posted later on the week ,
This is an oil of a scene where I have gone in my kayak many times .
oil 6x12 on canvas
all my work is original and copyrighted.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Le jardinier miniature ,sold

This was a farm of my mother's house , the jardinier always in his garden ,most french house have a vegetable garden and they are very proud of them, and no weeds in there!
this is a miniature in a gold frame
2,5x3,5 oil on linen . all my work is original and copyrighted .


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

View from my Mother's window
My mother passed away last last year at of the age of 100 years old , but she lived in this little village until a couple months before she died ,This was her view from where she sat everyday.I am posting this today because it would of been her birthday , I painted this scene a few years back in the spring just setting at the dining room table, this is a nostalgic painting that will be forever in my family. this is why I do many house portraits for people.
Email for house portrait or scenes similar to this one of a nostalgic place in your life.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Winter night, sold
The last two days have been busy ,
Yesterday I went to Manchester with my friend Sue , we attended the pastel of New Hampshire meeting , a great group of professional artist ,only two years of age ,but have accomplished a lot as a group on a short time. Today we went to Boston to attend the Veteran's day celebrations .
it was a nice sunny day,a great day for a parade.
This is a miniature for the holidays coming , original little painting , oil on watercolor paper
3,5x2,5 ready for a miniature frame.

Friday, November 09, 2007

House portrait sold
This is house portrait commission I just finished , a lovely home with lots flowers , a perfect gift from the family. A real keepsake to be passed on to the next generation.
Email me if you are interested on a House portrait of your home .
watercolor 16x20

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Harvest moon

Last week the moon was so big that I am still painting scenes from memory ,
I am so happy to live in this part of the States where the landscape continually changes, every time I step out of the door, I find a new scene with a different color palette in mind.
8x8 oil on wrapped around canvas ,email me if interested

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Fall in Pepperell, miniature Rainy day today, the leaves are coming down fast with the rain and wind.
Few day ago I went around town and painted from the car these little miniatures of fall in our town . The window of opportunity is so short to do this on location , I had fun doing it .
2.5x3.5 oil on watercolor paper ACEO

Today 7pm , opening of the show at Gallery One in Nashua, NH if you are in the area please
Fog morning This is my #300 post, a year has gone by since I started this blog! it has been a good discipline for me.The painting I am posting today is a larger work , and it is now at a Gallery show for our Breakfast club.
we have a show going with some very talented artists at the Gallery One in Nashua, NH. The opening is tomorrow night and the show will go for the next two months .
if interested you may contact me or the gallery

Sunday, November 04, 2007

End of Summer , Sold This is a commission painting done in Pastel , I went to the actual field and painted a small one Plein air and took different photos to come with a pleasing composition painting , mission accomplished!
All my work is original and copyrighted

Friday, November 02, 2007

Work in progress
I drove about 600 miles in the last few days ,I was thinking of all the paintings I wanted to do while driving, the sky kept changing, dark sky, purple Sky , sunset ....the landscape of New England is superb right now, I was going nuts!
One good thing I stopped by Portland artist Elizabeth Fraser from Daily Painters, she gave me a nice tour of her studio, very nice! , always nice to visit Artist friends .
This is a commission painting of someones back fields ,
22x28 pastel on La Carte paper.

all my work is original and copyrighted
The Studio The last few days have been really crazy for me with not much time to paint , I first broke down with my car in Maine and had to live it there , and my husband ended up with a kidney stone surgery. Before all this I was working on a commission ,this is my studio with my dog Clancy who always sits by my feet when working.